THE TEAM  

Level Up Staff

Each member of our staff brings different and unique experiences to the table. Every one of our employees is knowledgeable, trained, and has had some experience in the field in which they are working. All are SafeSport certified and eager to help each child that comes through our doors. No dream is too big here at Level Up!

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Brandon and Bekah Heaton

Owners 

After moving to Dalton, GA in 2014, Bekah began working and coaching gymnastics for Debbie (previous owner) in 2015. Bekah was a gymnast herself for 17 years winning

many State and Regional titles as well as qualifying to Nationals in 2009. She attended the University of Georgia in 2010 and had the honor of competing on their gymnastics team as a Gymdog. Bekah graduated with an Early Education degree and married Brandon in 2014. In 2016 she competed on American Ninja Warrior in Atlanta. She transitioned into coaching gymnastics and has coached for 7 years. Her passion for the sport led her husband Brandon to finding joy in it as well. Brandon played baseball for 12 years growing up and graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2010 with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business. Together Brandon and Bekah bought the gym in 2018 to make it Level Up Gymnastics and Fitness. Bekah is the Head Team Coach and Brandon runs the Ninja program, coaches Team kids, is Head Tumbling Coach, and maintains the fitness center. They have two kids together and love being part of this community. Our desire is to give our members the best chance at fulfilling their dreams. 

Giselle Vicencio

Office Manager

She is a graduate from Southeast High School and is currently studying psychology at Dalton State. Giselle was a great athlete during her high school years, playing volleyball for 3 years and 

running track for 4. She is starting on her second year with us and is in charge of payments, enrolling, organization, and answering questions about how we run Level Up. She is the first friendly face you see when you walk through the front doors. 

Daniel West

Team, Class, and Ninja Coach

Set to graduate high school in May 2021, Daniel is finishing up classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in hopes of going to University of North 

Georgia for kinesiology in the fall. Daniel has coached for us in team, classes, and ninja for 3 years and is great with kids. He trained and competed in ninja for about 2 years and has a passion for all things fitness. He's always willing to help and his knowledge has helped all our students grow.

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Chastity Ayers

Class Director and Coach

 

Raised in Murray county her love for this community runs deep. Chastity graduated from Murray County High School in 2016 after a childhood of gymnastics and cheerleading. She 

trained gymnastics for 5 years before finding her love for cheer. She cheered every year she was at Gladden Middle and was on the Varsity and Competition Cheer team during her high school years at Murray. She is on her 6th year coaching gymnastics and tumbling classes and this is her first year as Class Director. Chastity is in charge of our class program making sure each child is taught and loved when they walk in our doors. Her experiences, passion, and hard work ethic make her a great part of Level Up.

Zoe West

Team Coach

Coming off an eleven year career in the sport of gymnastics, Zoe made her transition to coaching this year and is a natural. After making it through Level 7 she has competition experience that helps her 

 

relate so well to the girls. Zoe is doing dual enrollment this year while currently coaching our Silver team. Her drills, patience, and knowledge of the skills make her a great asset to Level Up. 

 

Donald Parrot

Fitness Coach

Any questions you have about the fitness machines, weights, or workouts ask this guy! Donald has been working for Level Up in the fitness center for almost 3 years and worked for the

previous owner for 10+ years before that. He is greatly knowledgeable in many aspects of fitness and is always willing to help and answer any questions you might have.  

 

Rylee Schmidt

Class Coach in Training

Currently a student at Calhoun High School, Rylee is a swimmer and diver there. She has done gymnastics and cheer before and is a great all-around athlete. She is looking to learn and help 

our students in the best way possible. She is a great help to Chastity and has a passion for all she does. 

Saul Vicencio 

Media Specialist and Ninja Coach

After graduating from Southeast High School in 2017, Saul is currently enrolled at Dalton State studying biology with further plans to get doctorate in physical

therapy. He is very passionate about fitness and athletics. Having ran track and swam in high school, he has completed Savage Races, Half-marathons, and even tried out for American Ninja Warrior. He trains and coaches our ninja kids to be their best. You may also see him running around the gym with a camera snapping pictures. He is our media specialist.